SP Xtra: Editor's Blog

Hi, my name's Sammy and I'm the Editor of Simply Prizes magazine. Every week I'll be bringing you an update or two about any interesting competitions I find or any comping news. Plus I'll bring you any competitions or offers I find.

Pokemon Go crazy?


I’ve not quite caught on to the whole Pokémon Go craze yet but for those of you addicted to it then take a look at this comp!


Ripleys Believe It Or Not have launched the #RipleysGo contest for Pokémon Go players. Whoever catches the rarest Pokémon character at Ripleys will win a cool $5000! Now this is running internationally but if you’ve got the app on your phone and you’re visiting the attraction you’d be silly not to enter.


On top of the main prize of $5000 there are also daily prizes of $100 to one random winner.


So, how do you enter?


  • Take a screen shot of you catching a Pokémon at or inside a U.S., Canada, UK, or Australia Ripley’s attraction.
  • Screenshot must be taken in the Augmented Reality (AR) mode and must include a recognizable element of the location.
  • Upload a photo to Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #RipleysGo.


The promotion started on July 15th and is only running until 24th July so be quick!


Good luck!


Sammy x




Tuesday Talk! (And a little prize draw!)


There are always hundreds of EOM (end of month) comps doing the rounds and I just wondered how many of you managed to be organised enough to do them? Every month I tell myself to start entering them in the middle of the month by doing a few each day so I’m not so inundated on the last day, but I never do! So tonight I’ll be settling down as early as I can and ploughing my way through as many as I can. (Vowing to myself that things will be different next month, ha ha!)


I tend to be quite organised with my comping routine but the EOM stuff just beats me every time. My main comping time is in the evenings but I do try and sneak some dailies in through the day if I can. I concentrate on staying a few days ahead of the closing dates so I can have an evening off every weekend and I keep a spreadsheet of wins to track prizes.


So, how do you organise your comping? I’d love to hear from you and I’d like to post the best tips on our Facebook page to help other compers get their game into gear! So you can either post on our wall  or email me at: info@oxonpress.co.uk. And at the end of the month I’ll choose my favourite to win a little something.


Chat soon!


Sammy x